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  • School districts wants to eliminate requirement that new teachers show knowledge of Constitution

    01/11/2017 9:48:39 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    State law requires prospective teachers to understand the U.S. and Nevada constitutions. If the Clark County School District gets its way, new teachers won’t have to.
  • Trump brings Christmas back, makes America great again

    12/14/2016 4:42:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    Call it the Trump effect, or call it something else. But it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — again. Where some years ago “War on Christmas” headlines were prominent, now we’re being treated to the following story courtesy of Killeen, Texas. Not long ago, the Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees changed the name of “winter break” back to “Christmas break,” entirely proper since the break was instituted because it’s, well, Christmastime. (Maybe liberal districts angry about recognizing Christmas should keep their schools in session and their personnel working — “Busy hands are happy hands,” as they...
  • Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos (Madison, of course))

    06/19/2015 8:00:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/15 | Dana Ferguson - AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year. Starting this fall, public school students in Wisconsin's capital city cannot wear shirts, hats or other items that display the name, logo or mascot of any team that portrays a "negative stereotype" of American Indians. Those who do must change or face suspension or expulsion.
  • San Diego Unified School District Gets Armored Vehicle (MRAP)

    09/10/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | Setember 9, 2014 | Kristina Davis
    SD Unified gets armored vehicle City schools police have obtained their own military-grade Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through a federal grant. Known as an MRAP, the armored mobile will be converted into a victim rescue vehicle that will be stocked with thousands of dollars in advanced medical supplies and be able to take heavy fire in case of an attack on campus, the San Diego Unified School District Police Department said Tuesday. The MRAP, valued at more than $700,000, was acquired at no cost to the district. The vehicle is expected to be operational in October. “We recognize the public...
  • Wash. school district complies with Michelle O’s lunch rules and bans birthday cupcakes

    07/01/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies ^ | 7/1/14 | Victor Skinner
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous. The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all. Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and...
  • Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

    03/05/2014 8:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2014 11:45 PM EST
    The city’s school district has been accused in a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn't trim his beard for religious reasons. The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, alleges the School District of Philadelphia in October 2010 instituted a grooming policy preventing school police and security officers from having beards more than a quarter of an inch long and discriminated against Siddiq Abu-Bakr and other people by failing to accommodate their religious beliefs. …
  • National Motto "In God We Trust" Too Religious to Hang in School (Watauga Co, NC)

    11/10/2013 5:47:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    A North Carolina school refused to hang posters depicting an American Flag and the national motto “In God We Trust” because their legal counsel feared the signs would be seen as promoting religion. The American Legion offered the free posters to the Watauga County School District, but found the 130 framed images unwanted. As reported by Fox News: “We got an email from the school saying thank you but on advice of their legal counsel they could not accept the posters because of separation of church and state,” American Legion member Rick Cornejo told me in a telephone interview....
  • AZ School District Pulls Sexually Explicit Book Recommended by Common Core Standards

    09/12/2013 4:33:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/12/2013
    An Arizona school district has pulled from its reading list a sexually explicit novel that is recommended as an "exemplar text" in the Common Core Standards. Parents and community members at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona expressed concern about the novel Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia.According to the Sierra Vista Herald, school district curriculum director Terri Romo informed the school board Tuesday that she contacted the Arizona Department of Education to find out how the book came to be placed on the list of Common Core recommendations. Romo said she was told the "exemplar texts" are intended...
  • L.A. Schools: We Won’t Suspend Kids For Mouthing Off Anymore

    05/15/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies ^ | May 15, 2013
    In a groundbreaking resolution, the Los Angeles Unified District school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for “willful defiance,” making it the first district in the state to do so. This decision will stop suspensions for a variety of misbehaviors—anything from mouthing off to teachers, eating food in the classroom, or violating the school dress code—which critics have maintained are too broad and arbitrarily enforced. Instead, starting next year, principals will install alternative disciplinary measures while students remain in school. The ban in LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country, marks a major shift from a zero-tolerance policy...
  • School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances After Single Mom Complains

    09/19/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 39 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 09/19/12 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    In an effort to comply with state laws about gender discrimination, a Rhode Island school district has banned father-daughter dances and mother-son baseball games after a single mom complained that her daughter wasn't able to attend a dance.
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • School District Shenanigans: Seeking a Better Education Means Jail Time for Parents

    10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2011 | Jim Yardley
    It's truly amazing how often we can read news reports or see stories on the televised news and not be stunned by the apparent inability of the media to recognize irony when it walks up and calmly smacks them in the face.As a case in point, the Wall Street Journal, in an article titled "The Latest Crime Wave: Sending Your Child to a Better School," explores the growing effort of parents whose children are relegated to inferior schools and who therefore do what bureaucrats find criminal -- they attempt to slip their kids into a superior school even if...
  • Rural Tea Party Group Busy, Growing

    02/02/2010 4:24:54 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 2 replies · 226+ views
    New Patriot Journal ^ | February 2, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    PRINCETON, MN – Freezing rain coated already slick roads on the 21st of January, making travel inconvenient, even by Minnesota standards. Despite the weather, as proceedings commenced in the Princeton library, late-comers to a Milaca Tea Party event continued to trickle in. Additional folding chairs were placed along the edge of the room to accommodate. The folk were plain, mostly older, orderly and attentive. The meeting opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Sue Bican took the floor and emceed a series of announcements and appeals for involvement. On February 4th, the start of the legislative session in...
  • Biodiesel fuel woes close Bloomington schools (Malfunctioning buses and very cold students)

    01/16/2009 8:35:57 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 27 replies · 982+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/16/09 | Lora Pabst - Staff Reporter
    All schools in the Bloomington School District will be closed today after state-required biodiesel fuel clogged in school buses Thursday morning and left dozens of students stranded in frigid weather, the district said late Thursday. Rick Kaufman, the district's spokesman, said elements in the biodiesel fuel that turn into a gel-like substance at temperatures below 10 degrees clogged about a dozen district buses Thursday morning. Some buses weren't able to operate at all and others experienced problems while picking up students, he said. "We had students at bus stops longer than we think is acceptable, and that's too dangerous in...
  • Perry says school districts should decide own gun rules

    08/19/2008 3:16:01 AM PDT · by mylife · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/18/08 | JANET ELLIOTT
    Perry says school districts should decide own gun rules By JANET ELLIOTT Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Aug. 18, 2008, 11:35PM AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that local school districts should be able to decide whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses. "I'm pretty much a fan that if you've been trained, if you are registered, then you ought to be able to carry a weapon," Perry said.
  • Texas school district to let teachers carry guns ("It's just common sense.")

    08/15/2008 2:11:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 171+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/08 | Reuters
    HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district's superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States. The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district's superintendent, David Thweatt. School experts backed Thweatt's claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom. Thweatt said it is a matter of safety. "We...
  • Trust But Verify

    01/21/2008 7:53:12 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 129+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 18, 2008 | Don Irvine
    Trust But Verify by: Don Irvine, January 18, 2008 As the legislative session began in Maryland, Montgomery County officials were surprised to discover that the school construction funds that they were expecting from the state fell far short of expectations, about $35 million short to be exact. What happened? Well, apparently Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett brokered a deal with Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley to get some of his county’s lawmakers to support O’Malley’s special November session agenda which included the largest tax increase in Maryland history in return for increased school construction funding. Leggett was so sure of this...
  • Crisis and Opportunity - School district budget override failures open door for creativity

    11/12/2007 10:53:32 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 42+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | November 12, 2007 | Dr. Matthew Ladner
    The patience of the Arizona taxpayer is not infinite. Voters sent a clear message last week in school bond and budget override elections, defeating 22 such measures while passing only 11. Some of those passed were by very narrow margins. Some of the budget overrides that were defeated had been in place for decades. There has already been a steady stream of news stories about districts struggling to deal with a new fiscal reality. This situation reminds me that the Chinese use the same symbol for crisis and opportunity. School districts overflowing with students but whose voters rejected new debt...
  • Mock Hostage Drill Draws Complaints (anti-Christian)

    04/05/2007 8:02:42 AM PDT · by notbuyingit2 · 26 replies · 950+ views ^ | April 4, 2007 | Heather Sells
    Burlington Township, New Jersey was trying to prevent a tragedy like Columbine when it held its hostage drill on March 22. The goal was to test lock down procedures, but some Christians in New Jersey and across the country are objecting to the school's portrayal of the suspects.
  • Federal Way schools restrict Gore film 'Inconvenient Truth' called too controversial

    01/22/2007 11:34:45 AM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 12 replies · 481+ views
    The Seattle PI ^ | January 11, 2007 | Robert McClure AND Lisa Stiffler
    This week in Federal Way schools, it got a lot more inconvenient to show one of the top-grossing documentaries in U.S. history, the global-warming alert "An Inconvenient Truth." After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the film. The movie consists largely of a computer presentation by former Vice President Al Gore recounting scientists' findings.
  • CA: Kin of boy who killed self seeks monetary damages, injunction against school district

    09/07/2006 2:10:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 794+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/7/06 | Mason Stockstill
    ONTARIO - The family of a boy who committed suicide after an immigration rally earlier this year is asking a federal judge to bar the school district from disciplining students who miss class to attend such protests. The family has said Anthony Soltero, 14, killed himself because he was threatened with harsh discipline for skipping class to attend a rally. He died April 1. "Anthony was learning about the importance of civic duties and rights in his eighth-grade class," said Louise Corales, the boy's mother. "We have to let the schools know that they can't punish our children for exercising...
  • School District Bans Mouth Jewelry, Other Items

    07/11/2006 6:26:50 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 62 replies · 896+ views
    KXAS-TV ^ | July 10, 2006
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Arlington school district has expanded its dress codes to include bans on mouth jewelry known as "grills" and the earlobe-stretching practice known as gauging. "The district is having to respond to fads because they've become distracters or a safety hazard for those around them," said Malcolm Turner, the district's executive director of student services. The nearby Irving, Grand Prairie and DeSoto districts also ban grills, and some also address gauging -- the process of placing increasingly large items in the ears to stretch the lobes. But students said the body modification is simply self-expression. "Really, a...
  • Lawmakers want to break up school district [LAUSD]

    04/18/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 441+ views ^ | April 18, 2006 | CHRISTOPHER AMICO
    GRANADA HILLS - State Sen. George Runner and Assemblyman Keith Richman announced legislation Monday that would break up the 727,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District into at least 15 smaller districts. The two lawmakers promised greater accountability would come from community-based school systems, calling the nation's second-largest district a "bureaucratic behemoth" that was failing students. Under identical bills proposed in the state Assembly and Senate, any California school district with more than half a million students - L.A. Unified is the only one large enough to qualify - must split into districts no larger than 50,000 students by 2010. A...
  • Jay Bennish Reinstated without Visible Penalty

    03/13/2006 2:39:13 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 75 replies · 1,274+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | Tom Blumer
    School District to Taxpayers and Parents: Up Yours ..... and the Homeschooling Movement Gets a Yet Another Shot in the Arm: Here is yet another reason for parents to homeschool their children if at all possible (By the way, the story is hopelessly slanted -- The lecture was objectively biased; plus, the primary issue here is teaching the subject matter, and secondarily the political indoctrination Jay Bennish engaged in while not doing his job): Bennish to teach again Punishment not revealed; teacher returns MondayAn Aurora social studies teacher accused of giving a biased lecture that sparked national debate over academic...

    01/20/2006 9:16:50 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 3,003+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 20, 2006 | Heather Knight
    In front of a crowd of angry parents, teachers and students... San Francisco's Board of Education Thursday night voted to close, merge and relocate more than a dozen public schools...due to declining enrollment. The board did its work during a five-hour meeting before hundreds of angry parents, students and teachers who filled the Everett Middle School auditorium and occasionally shouted -- or wept aloud -- as the panel voted on a case-by-case basis. The first vote hardly caused a stir in the crowd: the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program will be merged into Rosa Parks Elementary School... But when the board...
  • Coaches Who Prey - Misconduct often goes unpunished by districts

    04/08/2005 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 26 replies · 1,798+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 15, 2003 (Since Updated) | Maureen O'Hagan <> & Christine Willmsen <>
    When a friend told coach Stu Gorski in 1995 that Mount Adams School District had hired "a phenomenal wrestling coach," Gorski froze. "Tell me you didn't hire Randy Deming," he pleaded. The district had. Gorski, a football and golf coach in Whatcom County, knew Deming for years as a rival coach at nearby Blaine High School. Gorski also knew of Deming's reputation as a groper of girls who had even been charged with child molestation. When Gorski learned Deming would also be teaching girls, he warned: "You're putting him back into the fire." GORDON KING / YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Randy Deming...
  • Family files claim for morning-after pill

    12/18/2004 2:53:34 PM PST · by Lib Buster · 47 replies · 1,396+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 12/17/2004 | Associated Press
    WORLAND (AP) -- The family of a teenage girl who was allegedly given emergency contraception pills under the supervision of a school counselor has filed a claim against Washakie County School District No. 1. The claim included a dollar amount, but the family's attorney, Larry Berryman, declined to reveal it, the Northern Wyoming Daily News reports. Berryman said in a prepared statement that the Worland High School student, 15, confided in the ninth-grade counselor that she had sex with a 23-year-old and was afraid of being pregnant. The counselor made an appointment with the public health office in Worland and...
  • "Silent Night" Reinstated in Mustang Christmas Program

    12/09/2004 10:38:26 PM PST · by Kryptonite · 35 replies · 1,666+ views
    ChannelOklahoma ^ | 12/09/04 | ChannelOklahoma
    School District Critics Plan Nativity Scene, 'Silent Night' Performances MUSTANG, Okla. -- Lakehoma Elementary School's annual Christmas performance was to include a rendition of "Silent Night" on Thursday evening after Mustang school officials reached a compromised in a dispute over Christian religious elements in the program. The decision came after a number of Mustang residents complained and others announced plans to stage a silent protest Thursday night during the evening performance. Superintendent Karl Springer had originally banned a staged nativity scene and the singing of "Silent Night" because of First Amendment concerns. However, during an early performance of the program...
  • School District Spent $100G on Santorum's Kids

    11/15/2004 9:23:00 AM PST · by crushelits · 202 replies · 3,740+ views ^ | Saturday, November 13, 2004 | AP
    PITTSBURGH — A suburban Pittsburgh school district is reviewing whether it should be paying for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's children to use its Internet-based school, since the Pennsylvania senator and his family live in Virginia. The Penn Hills district has spent $100,000 educating the Republican's children since 2001-02, said Erin Vecchio, a school board member who requested the review. She also is head of the local Democratic committee. "I'm concerned because [he is] taking away from my kid. That $100,000 ... could be going to my kids, a computer or something," said Vecchio, who has three children enrolled in Penn...
  • Grand jury probes L.A. school district's headquarters purchase

    07/23/2004 9:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/23/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has opened an investigation into the Los Angeles Unified School District's purchase of its $74.5 million downtown headquarters. LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax disclosed the investigation Thursday in a memo to school district officials. "I am writing to inform you that at the request of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California, the Office of the Inspector General is providing assistance in a federal grand jury investigation regarding the purchase of the Beaudry building," Mullinax wrote. Board member David Tokofsky, who cast the only vote against the purchase of the building,...
  • Woodland School District refuses memorial tribute to (deceased)Navy SEAL, Niel Roberts

    05/25/2002 12:22:50 PM PDT · by let freedom sing · 44 replies · 565+ views
    FReeper email | 2002-05-24 | MyDogDaisy
    KOVR-13 news item From MyDogDaisy | 2002-05-24 18:37:22 replied Forgive me for sending this note to you, but I note you posted an item about KCRA. I want to alert FR to something that happened that was reported on KOVR-13 on Thursday 5/23/02 but don't know how to post here. Maybe you saw the item on the news. It concerned the Navy SEAL, Niel Roberts, who was killed in Operation Anaconda. He is from Woodland, CA. Well, they are building a new high school there. Some of the citizens wanted to name this new school after him. They came to...